VA to break ground for new clinic in Hickory Friday

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, December 1, 2009

The Department of Veterans Affairs Mid-Atlantic Health Care Network and the Salisbury VA Medical Center will hold a groundbreaking ceremony Friday for a new community-based outpatient clinic in Hickory to replace the existing clinic.
The ceremony will be conducted at the clinic site, Century Place, SE, at 3 p.m. .
Giving remarks will be Rep. Patrick McHenry, Hickory Mayor Rudy Wright and Catawba County Commission Chairman Kitty Barnes.
Albert Brese, deputy director, VA Mid-Atlantic Health Care Network, will be the keynote speaker.
Upon completion, the 23,000-square-foot clinic will provide outpatient primary care, mental health, optometry and dental services. Its service area includes Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, Catawba, Iredell and Lincoln counties.
VA officials say the clinic will improve access to outpatient care for veterans in this area of western North Carolina.
Salisbury VA Medical Center Director Carolyn L. Adams, added, “At the Hickory clinic, excellent service will be our only standard. Our veterans have earned great care and we are pledged to deliver it in thanks to those who have served our Nation in uniform.”
For more information about the clinic, contact Carol Waters, public affairs officer, at 704-638-3343.